Once in a blue moon

Blue Moon, July 31, 2015
Blue Moon, July 31, 2015

NOW I get it. I’ve used it many times, “once in a blue moon.” It doesn’t happen very often, and as I said, “as sure as the sun goes down and this moon comes up, I’ll be fighting.” Little did I know this event would fit my situation so well. That when you are living a life with obstacles around every corner, it’s easy to just be a negative person with no joy to be found OR be the most positive inspiration ever, smiling through your pain and telling others who suffer that they too can smile, be positive and BEAT THIS DISEASE!

I live my life in reality. If I feel crummy, I go seek out those things that have brought me joy; music, nature, the mountains, the sky, humor. So a support group for me isn’t an option, I don’t want to sit and compare my aches, my chances, or compare symptoms. I want to smile, laugh, sleep if I want. Because Lupus isn’t WHO I am, it’s an illness I have, and it doesn’t define me. That’s the positive message I want to share. That I’ll not always have the answers to my own personal struggles that come and go with lupus, but once in a blue moon it will hit me, “yes, sure today was crummy, tomorrow may be worse? So it’s time to go seek those things that brought me joy at one time. Keep fighting it. Laughter, smiling, beauty we see with the eye or hear with the ear release endorphins that no drug I’ve been prescribed yet can match for changing my crummy attitude.”

imageI was lupus tired yesterday. I figured there would be no viewing of a blue moon last night. But I set my tripod up anyway and when it showed up, well that was it! I was no longer tired, and I started snapping pictures. For an hour I forgot about struggles, aches and pains, and enjoyed a once in a blue moon moment! So, if you’re having a tough day getting through the maze of pain, illness, fear, and stumbled upon this blog, this is how I “deal” with the negative, by seeking out the positive. Doesn’t always work, but sometimes it does. I’m my own support because I know myself best.  There is beauty everywhere in this hateful world.

2 thoughts on “Once in a blue moon”

  1. What an amazing person. And great photos. Keep on going with your photography. I find at least for me it’s a little therapeutic for me. Do you have a blog that dedicated just to your images? If so I’d like to follow it. I have Several blogs That I put my pictures on, Flickr, Pinterest, tumbler, and Facebook to name a few.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! I’m just me 🙂
      I don’t have a blog or anything for my photos, just my Instagram and I’m learning to take photos. I mainly just take my camera along with me if I go somewhere and I’ll take photos of whatever I find beautiful or unique. It’s a hobby I’ve picked up that has helped me tremendously with the lupus thing. Which can bring you down and pull you down into a dark hole if you allow it. So I’m working hard at not allowing it! Thank you again and I need to check out your blog tonight. We all can learn so much from each other! Susie

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